Category Archives: climate change

Extending the 2-mile time machine*: where is the oldest ice?

*The title of this blog comes from the title of Richard Alleys book on ice cores called ‘The Two-Mile time machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future‘, which is a great read even years after its first publication. … Continue reading

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How do you feel about climate change?

A long while ago (18 September 2016) I wrote a contribution to the ‘Is this how you feel?‘ project which gives a space for scientists to say how they feel about climate change. From their website: “Climate change is a … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg

The most straightforward needed words on climate change are coming from Greta Thunberg. Here are some parts from her speeches at COP24 in 2018 and The World Economic Forum in 2019: You only speak of green eternal economic growth because … Continue reading

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January 2019 snowfalls on the north side of the Alps

Well, I’m very fond of snow and getting into the backcountry in a winter wonderland, so I thought I’d share some information on the heavy snowfalls that occurred along the north side of the Alps at the start of January, … Continue reading

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Continental geodetic glacier mass balances with the NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline

Within her PhD, Fanny Brun applied the freely available NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline (ASP) tool to ASTER imagery to produce repeat digital elevation models (DEM) of the glacier surfaces across High Mountain Asia (HMA), from which, by subtracting one DEM … Continue reading

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Kreutzspitz Ötztal glacier comparison

The Ötztal is a key location for Austrian and German glacier research programs. My colleague Jakob Abermann – now working at the University of Graz once made this great comparison from the summit of Kreuzspitz, and I’m just sharing it … Continue reading

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Peoples voices at UN Climate Change Conference

Its almost time for COP24. Whats that you say? COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which this year will  take place from 2-14 December 2018, … Continue reading

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IPCC SR1.5

The first product of the 6th (AR6) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  cycle, the Special Report on 1.5°C (SR1.5) above pre-industrial levels, has been approved by the Governments last week and was published on Monday morning. Yes, that means however … Continue reading

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Old photos of Tirolean glaciers

Recently on a scorching summer day I retreated into the cool and dark of the Austrian Alpenverein (ÖAV) photo archive, with my colleagues Dr Christoph Klug and Dr Jordan Mertes looking for old photos of glaciers for a repeat photo project. … Continue reading

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Lovely climate communication projects

So, I don’t get as many chances to do public communication of climate science as I’d like and its made a bit trickier for me here in Austria as I think (probably correctly) that my German is not good enough … Continue reading

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